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    Winter Market

    by  • December 9, 2013 • Buy Local, Food & Drink, Shopping • 0 Comments

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    On Saturday morning I went to check out the new home of the Portland Winter Farmer’s Market, hosted by Urban Farm Fermentory at 200 Anderson St.  In addition to UFF, the building is also home to Maine Line Pies, Bomb Diggity Bakery, and Pure Pops, so the addition of farm fresh veggies, handmade cheeses, local […]

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    The Well Curated Home

    by  • December 4, 2013 • Buy Local, Shopping • 0 Comments

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    So, on Saturday, there we were. It was blustrey and cold, and my son was complaining a bit about walking down Commercial street. I was puzzling over when they put an Ethan Allen and a Starbucks into the MaineHealth building. (How long have those been there, anyhow?) Then, just at the point where I thought […]

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    The Iconic Element: The Salt Cellar

    by  • December 6, 2012 • Buy Local, Food & Drink, Shopping • 1 Comment

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    Newly opened in a subterranean space near Post Office Park, The Salt Cellar is a celebration of just one thing: the humble sodium chloride, the only rock that we eat on a regular basis. Modeled on their flagship store in Portsmouth, NH, and, in a larger sense, modeled after a specialty salt store that the co-owners […]

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    Carried Away with justkim

    by  • December 4, 2012 • Buy Local, Shopping • 3 Comments

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    Maybe it’s the holiday display in the window (including the wonderful snowman apron and old sewing machine). Maybe it’s the riot of color from row after row of practical, fanciful bags. Maybe it’s the giant paintings. Or maybe it’s the fact that all this is a reflection of the bubbly personality of Kim herself. Whatever […]

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    As far as the eye can see – Yes Books

    by  • October 9, 2012 • Buy Local, Shopping • 0 Comments

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    Located on Congress Street, directly across from the Portland Museum of Art, Yes Books is something of a local institution. Like a cat with nine lives, it has survived a location change, a change in ownership, changes in the face of the city, and the move toward digital content, and yet it continues to be […]

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    PICNIC in the Park

    by  • August 25, 2012 • Shopping, Things To Do • 1 Comment

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    So, how was your summer? Here are a few images from Saturday’s annual Picnic Music + Arts Festival, probably the premiere showcase for independent artisans and craftspeople in the city.  Enjoy!   Please visit the Picnic website (www.picnicportland.com) to learn more about the vendors whose work is featured here.  You can also follow them on […]

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